Monday, July 16, 2012

BBTB2 - Fashion

Shoes Make the Dress

Welcome to our BBTB2 Challenge, our hostess this week is the remarkably talented Rebekah, her challenge for us is Fashion.  Please check out all of my talented design sisters and then come play with us.  Please remember that the focus cut for your project must be a Cricut cut, rules are posted on the BBTB2 Challenge site.

What say ye about fashion?  It dribbles into our lives daily, via the television, inter-net and printed media.  Women will endure pain and constraint to look high fashioned.  For myself, life has become all about comfort, no longer the high heels, suits with starched shirts or even the dress.  But there were days where my first task for the day was centered around my closet.  I was obsessed with shoes, I believed that shoes could make or break the outfit and so my offering today is about shoes.

This is a standard A-2 card.  Background paper in polka dots, I then took an old pattern instruction sheet and scanned in a overview portion and printed it out, then took a portion of the pattern itself and adhered it to the printed out portion, distressed with Tim Holtz dies, rescanned and cut to use as my secondary background.  The shoes were cut from "Wall Decor and More".  I used gold foil for the hells and did 2 pieces of hammered wire for the sides.  All coloring was done with Copic markers. 

Have a wonderful Fashion week and thanks so much for visiting, hugs

Just a little postscript: If my posts seem muddled, if I am short, if my words are misspelled, please forgive and love me anyway, I quit smoking today and the next week will be a bear, but I am going to keep as busy as possible, I am going to tackle every disorganized area and thing in my way as I trudge my way to the other side of the line, the no-smoking line, it is time.  So say a prayer for me and we will see if I can do this, I am pretty strong willed when I am committed, in the last 3mos, I have given up wine, beer and coffee lattes in preparation for this time, so I would say I am committed.  I have had many false starts in this desire to quit, but they say you are not a failure unless you quit trying.  Carry on, hugs


Bonnie said...

Sweet shoes! Way to go on the quitting smoking, I hope you are successful

eiyiyi said...

Your card is wonderful as always. As a former smoker (4 packs a day - quit 20 years ago) I commend you. It is hard but so worthwhile. I can remember a time when I couldn't imagine not having a cigarette, now I can't even begin to imagine having one! You can do this, just be patient and not too hard on yourself. Remember fall down seven times, get up eight! hugs to you, eileen

Carole Beath said...

Oh my darling friend, I send hugs and prayers to get you through the not smoking...I've been there, done that and I know know know the struggle.
Now to your Fashion card. OH MY, those shoes, the background paper...just perfect. I was like you, I was obsessed with my attire... I wore the proverbial 3 piece suit ensemble, with the little blouse with the neck bow.. my briefcase, ...and I was a shoe affectionado to the enth-degree. Now I wear comfy clothes, tennis shoes and am all for comfort. I am so glad I am retired.
Love your card, my talented Sandi.

Jayne said...

Love your shoes Sandi and your background paper.
Good luck in your quest..if it's anything like your craft,it will be a great success.
Jayne x

Stephanie said...

Great card. Love, love the shoes. Good luck quitting. Prayers are with you.

Loopylou. said...

firstly huge huge hugs and will be keeping you in my prayers with your non smoking hun xxxx
and now for that gorgeous card!! oooh its so cool and I love the sewing pattern paper too!! I don't do fashion...I like comfy trousers and baggy tops!!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Brenda said...

First off yay for you for quiting smoking Sandi!! I will keep you in my prayers as I know this is will a hard journey. But I also know that you are committed so I know you will have great success!! Next, OMGosh, I am so in love with this card! What a fabulous background you have made and OMGosh those shoes!! They are just stylin' and so elegant! I am in awe of you all the time the way you can take your Copics and make things look like you do! All I have left to say is WOW!

Tangle said...

oh my goodness, this is incredible! I LOVE how you made the background paper and how you used the foil and wire on the heels, it makes it look so unbelievably classy! Thanks for lending your creativity to my challenge this week!


Jeri said...

First of all, let me say how very proud I am of you for quitting the cigarettes. I can hardly stand to know the damage this habit can be doing to one of my friends. As a cancer survivor it is so fearful. Prayers for you to get through this will be the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing I do before going to bed! Be strong, Sweetie, and just keep thinking about how much healthier you'll be. As for your card, it's a beauty. I use to be like you with shoes, but alas, the old feet just gave out so it's all about comfort for me, too.

Linda (Threadbear) said...

I love how you did the background on this gorgeous card!! Sending hugs and keeping you in my prayers on your journey to quit smoking.

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous background and the yummiest shoes EVER. I firmly DO believe that shoes make the outfit and expect to be buried in my Louboutins. Well, I take that back. Since I intend to be cremated, please save the shoes. LOL I know this time is a charm, Chickie. YOU CAN DO IT! Might make it a little easier if you reintroduced yourself to WINE, though. (JK...NOT!) LOADS of LOVE! xxD

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Yes, the older we get the less we worry about the fashion and more about comfort.
AND i will be praying for you my friend, i quit 12 years ago and it was the hardest thing i have ever done.. i was a bear for a long long time.. hang in there, you can do it. (i took a lot of showers because that was the only place i didn't smoke.. and did a lot of screaming in there.. ) i think the only way i made it was i had lots of people praying for me.. hugs

~JulieH~ said...

First off Good luck with the quitting smoking we will all be willing you all the way Sandi!
Your card is stunning such fabulousdetail with the gold and beautiful red lining, oh I remember those high heeled days!

Penniannie said...

Perfect card I love the background papers its awesome..I'm rooting for you,You can do it, even if you mess up keep trying, you will feel sooo much better in the end, Good Luck...


Glenda said...

Wonderful card! Love the background paper and the shoes are gorgeous!
Yay for you on quitting smoking! You will be successful!
Prayers are with you!

Suzanne said...

Sandi I love your cute shoe and love how you did the background. Such a wonderful idea. I love it! Praying for you as you quit smoking this week. Keep busy and know you are in our thoughts. You can do it, you can do it, you can, you can!

1CardCreator said...

L O V E the shoes!

1CardCreator said...

PS, I quit after smoking for 25 years. You might try replacing it with a healthier option, like take the slow deep breaths like you are dragging on a cigarette, hold it in a second, blow it out slow, it helps. When I am slightly stressed I still do this 20 years later, and it still calms me down. Or, don't quit, just see how long you can go without that next cigarette, remind yourself of the hell you will suffer if you have it and have to start over. I did not admit I quit till 3 months later, I was not deprived, I could have 1 if I wanted it, I just convinced myself I did not. Best of luck, you can do it!

shelly said...

congrats on the quitting smoking lady :) its a tough battle but i know you can do it!
your card is awesome as always :)